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ASRock X79 Extreme3 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel X79
  • Xeon (LGA2011) / Core i7 (LGA2011)
  • DDR3 2400+(OC)/1600
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Based on X79 chipset, the ASRock X79 Extreme3 supports the state-of-the-art Intel Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 processor in LGA2011 packaging to unlock the full potential of Intel’s PC. With up to quad-channel, DDR3 2400 + (OC) memory support, next generation PCI-E 3.0 support, the ASRock X79 Extreme3 pushes your entire system performance beyond the limit, giving extreme value for overclockers. The premium Gold Caps and 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors provide top quality, extreme performance and ultimate stability. This motherboard is also packed with a lot of ASRock exclusive powerful features including XFast RAM, XFast LAN, XFast USB, Digi Power, craftsman heatsink design, X-Fan, and the latest innovations like Graphical UEFI. In addition, NVIDIA 3-Way SLI and AMD 3-Way CrossFireX technology guarantees eye popping visuals, making X79 Extreme4 a motherboard full of wins.

  • newegg Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0 Support The ASRock X79 Extreme3 supports the Next-Gen PCI-E 3.0! PCI Express 3.0 can maximize the bandwidth for the next-gen PCI Express 3.0 VGA cards, provide ultimate graphics performance.( (Note: To run the PCI Express 3.0 slots in Gen 3 speed, CPU supporting PCI Express 3.0 is required. If you install the Sandy Bridge CPU, the PCI Express 3.0 slots will run only at Gen2 speed.)
  • newegg XFast RAM - Fully Optimize Memory Usage ASRock XFast RAM is a new function that is included into ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility (AXTU). It fully utilizes the memory space that cannot be used under Windows 32-bit OS. ASRock XFast RAM also shortens the loading time of previously visited websites, making web surfing faster than ever. And it also boosts the speed of Adobe Photoshop 5 times faster. Another advantage of ASRock XFast RAM is that it reduces the frequency of accessing your SSDs or HDDs in order to extend their lifespan.
  • newegg XFast LAN Technology ASRock XFast LAN is a smart productivity tool to help you manage your priorities of internet applications, simplify your digital life and accomplish more. The innovative features include Internet Application Prioritization, Lower Latency in Game, Traffic Shaping and Real-Time Analysis of Your Data. It's the smartest way to control your web programs.
  • newegg ASRock XFast USB Technology - Faster Than Your Imagination! ASRock XFast USB Technology redefines the new standard in high performance computing. Proving once again to be the pioneer in motherboard industry, ASRock XFast USB Series Motherboards integrate with the latest XFast USB Technology which delivers the world's fastest USB data transfer speed-boosting USB 3.0 performance up to 5X faster! (The performance boost percentage may vary with different configuration.)
  • newegg Digi Power and 5 + 1 Power Phase More Precise, More Efficient. By adopting digital pulse-width modulation (PWM), the ASRock motherboard can provide CPU Vcore voltage more efficiently and smoothly. Compared to analog PWM, digital PWM can optimize the CPU power solution and provide a proper and stable Vcore for the processor. And the 5+1 Power Phase features sturdy components and completely smooth power delivery to the CPU. It offers unmatched overclocking capability and enhanced performance with the lowest temperatures for PC gaming enthusiasts.
  • newegg Multi-display Support with 3-way SLI and 3-way CrossFireX Flexible graphics capabilities - Up to 3 VGA cards are supported for either 3 way CrossFireX or 3-way SLI action (running at two x16 or three x8 bandwidth), delivering the ultimate in graphics performance for gaming enthusiasts who demand the highest frame rates without compromising on resolution.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • James K.
  • 8/19/2013 6:21:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOnly 1 issue!

Pros: Have owned this board for over a year now, working exceptionally well even after upgrading to SLI.

Cons: The ONLY issue I've had with it so far, is that if you're using certain GPU's (such as Nvidia 680's SLI), you may have some issues with the housing of them conflicting with the small cooling fan enclosure towards the bottom of the board. Had to apply a lot of force just to get the GPU seated in it's slot, and when I finally secured it, I had issues with the pressure causing that little cooling fan to stop spinning at times. Just passing the info along : )

Other Thoughts: All in all, this has been an excellent and reliable board for over a year now.

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  • Christie S.
  • 7/17/2013 3:13:58 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsProblematic

Pros: Lots of features, good price, relatively user friendly.

Cons: I get periodic system hangs. No bluescreens, no warnings, just stops on whatever the last thing was. I've tested every component I can, checked everything I can check, updated drivers, bios, etc, etc, etc all to no avail. This has been ongoing for several months now and after all that time the only option left is a bad motherboard. Which sucks.

Other Thoughts: I have another asrock board which works great; that is one reason I decided to give this one a chance. After this one, however, I will think twice. From what I can tell from their website and what I've read here and elsewhere, their rma process is not at all friendly either, which doesn't help matters.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear ASRock Customer

We sincerely apologize that you having difficulty with mainboard.
For the freeze issue, please set the UEFI BIOS default
Check the CPU and system are not overheating
Test with single memory module on A1 slot, try with another memory if its same issue.
If you have any technical issues or warranty questions please contact our Tech Support at http://www.ASRock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

ASRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@ASRockamerica.com

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  • Chris C.
  • 4/10/2013 3:37:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks great

Pros: 3 pcie slots, stable after mod.

Cons: Needs additional cooling on/above MB CPU bridge heat sinks, locks up without direct cooling from small high speed fan, after this it worked great.

Other Thoughts: The utilities are nice.

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  • Christie S.
  • 3/23/2013 12:28:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood deal

Pros: Works as advertised. Enough bells and whistles to keep an average user like myself happy. Easy to use bios with some nice extra features.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Working great so far. No problems whatsoever. Couldn't be happier for such a bargain price.

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  • Jonathan C.
  • 3/8/2013 10:15:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDissapointed they disccontinued it.

Pros: Very affordable
OCs great!
Looks good

Cons: Kind of small but that's to be expected

Other Thoughts: Very disappointed they discontinued this product might of built another computer with the same motherboard.

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  • brian b.
  • 1/2/2013 11:50:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works great with Xeon E5-2665 processor.

Cons: South bridge fan does not spin constantly. Mine spins at boot only. Corsair radiator covers two of the ram slots. Problem for sticks with large heat spreaders.

Other Thoughts: Tad pricey, but that is the cost of quality.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

Thank you for your purchase and review. For the X-FAN, it can be set full on or automatic ( Spin for a few seconds and off until reach the certain temperature) at BIOS, H/W Monitor, SB Fan 1 Setting [Full on] or [Automatic mode], save and exit. If you have any technical questions please contact us at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • Ford M.
  • 12/18/2012 1:45:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAbsolute Junk

Pros: Shiny, worked for 6 months...

Cons: South bridge fan bearing already going out. Motherboard sounds horrible when operating.

Now my second PCI-E X16 slot no longer works and Windows throws video / PCI-E errors constantly. Switched video cards and occurred the same exact problem.

Now to start the RMA process, better start cutting off my arms and legs for this one...

AVOID THIS MOTHERBOARD. PICK A MORE REPUTABLE COMPANY.

Other Thoughts: I need to quit being stupid and stop ordering pieces of garbage.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sorry to hear that the mainboard has malfunctioned after 6 months of use which’s due to nature of electronic product, it can happen. If you have any technical questions please contact us at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • Harrison K.
  • 11/24/2012 8:54:24 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHave 3 Total:

Pros: I have 6 computers, 4 of which are basically the same setup with minor differences. 3 of them are identical with the MOBO, water cooled, i7 3930ks.

No problem yet with them, and overclocking is easy as heck. Never once had a problem... I see complaints about DOA, but maybe I was just lucky or the bugs were worked out before I got mine.

Plenty of slots for having all sorts of fun.

Cons: None that I know of.

Other Thoughts: Looks to me like, as long as you dont get it DOA or almost DOA, then it's a good board.

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  • Gene K.
  • 11/8/2012 10:25:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsAvoid ASRock

Pros: When it worked, it was fast and offered the features we wanted in the gaming machine we built to sell at our store.

Cons: The board worked for a few days only. After testing it and putting on our showroom floor for display (turned off and unplugged), when we went to fire it back up, it would not post. The CMOS reset button stays on and we could not get it to even beep when testing it for errors.

Other Thoughts: After dealing with ASRock's support to try and get it replaced under warranty (some 3 year warranty). I won't be buying another ASRock product ever again. Stick to a reputable company that actually backs their warranty.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear AsRock Customer

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. Sorry to hear the mainboard has malfunctioned. Please trouble shooting the mainboard for below steps with known good components; remove the mainboard from inside computer to outside. Place the mainboard on empty mainboard box, clear the CMOS, reseat the CPU with heatsink fan as well, inserts 1 memory module only in A1 slot, video card with 6+6 power (if applied), power supply with connecting 24 pins + 8 or 4 pins ATX power to the mainboard, plug the computer case’s power switch to mainboard's front panel header and try again. If still having same issues please contact our tech support at http://www.asrock.com/support/tsd.asp. We can assist you shortly.

Thank you

AsRock SUPPORT
Tech Support Email: user@asrockamerica.com

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  • Mike H.
  • 8/29/2012 1:22:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood CAD workstation board

Pros: Bios interface is easy to navigate. Setup was flawless.

configuration below:
Intel Xeon E5-2609
Kingston 8GB KVR1333D3E9SK2/8G
Kingston SSD KR-S3040-3H
nVidia Quadro FX 1800
hec ZEPHYR ZEPHY580MX

Cons: Could use more USB ports.

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